Giving Ianthe a nod, Volana mentally asked her dragon to drop to the ground for the healer. He didn’t respond, the woman instead being inundated with a blast of static. Grunting, she thumped his shoulder with a fist, pointing down towards the mud. “DOWN. SHE SAID GET DOWN,” she said, unaware of how loud
her tone of voice actually was. Fusrodath glanced over his shoulder, and only then noticed the wherhandler, and seemed to get some of the idea. Hunkering down, he laid himself in the mud. Fresh ichor seeped down his limb.
Unbuckling herself from her dragon, the woman pushed back and away from the beast, swinging a leg over to drop down from the brown’s back. Instead of dismounting gracefully, Volana hit the ground and stumbled backwards, incredibly dizzy with the sudden sensation of being two places at once. It was very much like having double vision, and the rider flailed uselessly before taking her own seat in the mud, splashing in a dirty puddle with a surprised noise.
Fusrodath gave a concerned croon, lifting his head to peer at his bonded. ARE YOU OKAY?
he rumbled, but only got static in response. Volana made no reply, instead reaching around to pull her overshirt off and toss it in the mud, leaving only a light undershirt still on. It was so fucking hot
, she realized. Why did anyone live in Ista when it was so freaking hot
Glancing at Norion
, she held out a hand and motioned the woman over. "Give us a hand up, would you, love?" she rumbled. "A little slippery down here." At least Volana was no longer yelling, though she was still talking with her outside voice, surely.
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Oh shards and shells. This was not going the way he planned. Why
had he given his flamethrower to Ianthe?YOU FUCKING IDIOT!
Hondath roared, twisting and writing in the air like a fish on a line. Below him was a dark brown Despair, teeth and claws sunk into his midnight hide as the smaller dragon tried to wriggle free. Rath seemed to have no such intention, staring impassively at A’ur with dead eyes as the living lizard continued to screech.
With a sudden, final wrench, Hondath managed to jerk himself free, though at the price of a large chunk of flesh. Ichor blossomed up, running in thick streams down the dragon’s leg as he clutched his injured limb close to his belly. It was shaking, the teeth and claw marks a stark contrast as he banked a hard right and fought for altitude. Rath was not far behind, the blue’s ichor dripping from his muzzle as he wheeled as well, pursuing the younger dragon into the sky.
A’ur glanced over his shoulder, grey eye narrow as he watched the Despair give hot pursuit. Rath had always been one of the larger browns, though he didn’t remember the beast to be quite this fast in life. His own bonded could out run him any day of the week. Right.
Hondath banked a hard right and Rath swung wide. As soon as the brown was back on their tail, Left.
The blue swerved left, losing their stalker again and giving them more space. Tipping his snout up, the dragon climbed again, this time snapping his wings and pitching as hard as he could to double back on Rath with a gout of flame.
The brown shrieked his fury, scrabbling and swerving off as his neck and face smoldered. Hondath screamed and stormed after him, flaming the Despair as he tried to regroup. Hold up!
But this time, the order came and the blue didn’t listen, or perhaps he didn’t hear over the low buzz of static. Rath rounded and flew straight through the most recent flame, claws and teeth outstretched again. Up!
The dragoon beat his wings as hard as he could, but did not climb quickly enough. The Despair got a hold of his tail and jerked, yanking Hondath and A’ur backwards through the air.Fall.
Releasing Hondath’s tail in the apex of the crest, he used their momentum to hurl the pair through the air as he hit the brakes. Back flapping, he watched the pair tumble and struggle through the air – with any luck, they’d hit another dragon or be unable to gather themselves before they hit the ground.
[[ OOC: Anyone feel free to be struck by Hondath as he sort of tumbles and flails uselessly. ]]